Mackinaw

Noun. A heavy woolen cloth. A flat-bottomed cargo boat; mackinaw boat.

D├ętente

Noun. (chiefly politics) A relaxing of tension, especially between countries.

Autumn

Noun. Traditionally the third of the four seasons, when deciduous trees lose their leaves; typically regarded as being from September 24 to December 22 in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and the months of March, April and May in the Southern Hemisphere.

Foyer

Noun. A lobby, corridor, or waiting room, used in a hotel, theater, etc.

Boffin

Noun. A person with specialized knowledge or skills, especially one who is socially awkward.

Usurp

Verb. To seize power from another, usually by illegitimate means.

Meander

Noun. One of the turns of a winding, crooked, or involved course.

Courier

Noun. A person who delivers messages.

Interloper

Noun. One who interferes, intrudes or gets involved where not welcome, particularly a self-interested intruder.

Attenuate

Verb. To reduce in size, force, value, amount, or degree.

Replete

Adjective. Abounding. Gorged, filled to near the point of bursting, especially with food or drink.

Militate

Verb. To give force or effect toward; to influence.

Catatonia

Noun. A severe psychiatric condition, often associated with schizophrenia, characterized by a tendency to remain in a rigid state of stupor for long periods which give way to short periods of extreme agitation.

Sloth

Noun. A herbivorous, arboreal South American mammal of the families Megalonychidae and Bradypodidae, noted for its slowness and inactivity.

Frivolity

Noun. A state of being frivolous.